Kern County Deputy Escapes Custody After 2nd ArrestA Kern County sheriff's deputy arrested over the weekend for allegedly brandishing a gun at a 12-year-old girl was arrested for a second time and promptly escaped custody.
Deputies Shoot, Kill Man Suspected In Deadly Central California Crime SpreeSheriff's deputies in California shot and killed a man believed to be the target of a two-week-long manhunt in the rugged, mountainous high desert of central California, authorities said late Saturday.
$14 Million Can, Bottle Recycling Scheme Busted In Kern CountyA grand jury in Kern County indicted five Californians on charges including grand theft and recycling fraud in an alleged scheme that CalRecycle said Thursday involved more than 200 million cans or bottles.
Political Candidate In Central Valley Who Died Leads RaceA candidate for a seat on a Central California board may win his race, despite having died last month in a small plane crash.
Man Confesses To 40 KillingsAccused contract killer says he killed as many as 40 people during a decades-long career as a drug cartel enforcer.
Mojave Desert Gunman's Life Crumbled To Bloody EndAuthorities in Kern County say a man went on a shooting spree and led officers on an hour-long chase around the California desert town of Ridgecrest.
Lightning-Sparked Wildfire Prompts Evacuation Warnings In Kern CountyAuthorities in Kern County issued voluntary evacuation warnings for about 400 homes Monday as a lightning-caused wildfire burned through a popular vacation area in the southern Sierra Nevada.
1 Inmate Killed During Large Brawl At Prison In Central ValleyOne inmate died and two others were seriously injured in a fight Monday that involved about 40 inmates at a state prison in the San Joaquin Valley, corrections officials said.
Helicopter Reported Missing In Kern CountyFederal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the helicopter was returning to Delano Airport in Kern County when it disappeared around 6:15 a.m. Wednesday.
'Blue Alert' Issued For CHP Shooting SuspectsA statewide search is on for the suspects involved in the shooting of a CHP officer in Kern County late Sunday night.
Lightning Sparks Central California WildfiresWildfires sparked by lightning strikes burned Sunday near homes in areas of central California, causing some residents to flee some mountain communities.
5,068-Acre California Wildfire Raging UntamedCalifornia firefighters are battling a wildfire that has already burned nearly 8 square miles of grassland on a westward run from a Kern County oil field to a remote area of eastern San Luis Obispo County.